As I do for every playoff game it’s time to figure out what attire Bill Belichick could and should wear against the Titans on Saturday night. By now you know all about the Hoodie Database and all of the advanced stat metrics, like blue or gray, cut sleeves or intact, and hot jacket or hoodie. I’m not sure if you can get an NFL betting line on it, but if you can you’ve come to the right place for the ultimate insider info!
First, a quick look back at the season as it broke down like so:
- Hot Jacket — 8 games, 6-2
- 2017 Gray Cut Hoodie — 5 games, 4-1
- Winter Gear — 2 games, 2-0
- 2017 Blue Windbreaker — 1 game, 1-0
The Hot Jacket just isn’t realistic with rain and cold weather in the forecast, which likely means we’ll be seeing some of kind of winter or rain jacket. That leaves some detective work because more often than not Belichick will have a hoodie underneath. So keep an eye out for the 2017 Cut Gray Hoodie, the one with the neck slashed out too.
Historically, here’s how Belichick’s dressed in the last seven divisional rounds:
- 2010 — Cut Blue Reebok Hoodie (LOSS)
- 2011 — Cut Gray Reebok Hoodie
- 2012 — Cut Gray 2012 Hoodie
- 2013 — Blue Script Hoodie
- 2014 — Blue 2014 Hoodie
- 2015 — Blue Hot Jacket
- 2016 — Blue 2016 Hoodie
Belichick hasn’t cut the sleeves off since 2012 and has surprisingly avoided any weather attire in this round, even wearing the Hot Jacket against the Chiefs in 2015. The Patriots’ dominance in this round of the playoffs doesn’t leave many options that worry me. Though he also hasn’t worn a Gray Hoodie since 2012, so there could be some uncertainty there.
The official prediction: Winter Jacket with Cut 2017 Gray Hoodie underneath. Book it!